welcome to this christian website

Jan 23rd – 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. We now turn our thoughts to another important factor if there is to be positive dealing with God. The word is ‘faith’, but it is more than word to be known. This is a crucial factor if there is to be fruitful and worthwhile relation with an for God. Nothing of any worth will be known or accomplished without a vibrant and close accord with Him in this all essential.

FAITH – THE INSPIRATION IN WORSHIP – Genesis 4:3,4  Hebrews 11:4

It was Adam’s son, Abel that demonstrated faith in the first act of worship recorded and is listed with the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11. It would appear that he had a right understanding and conviction in his being towards God in spite of the circumstances that the first family found themselves to be in. He could have rejected God in view of all that happened and blamed Him for the mess they were in. But He saw things from God’s angle and believed it was only right to please an appease Him in a gracious an generous way by bringing a sacrifice and raising an altar. And he did it by faith!

He saw his opportunity of being able to show to God what he thought about Him. Although he could not comprehend all that had gone before that had broken the sweet accord, he somehow wanted to be spiritually linked up with Him. He didn’t trust his own righteousness but placed his confidence in the innocent, animal victim presented. God loved what He saw and positively responded. He could see that He was being honoured by this lovely man. Abel must have been thrilled with the outcome. God was what he believed He was!

The faith element in your worship of God is a crucial factor. Whilst what is being presented is something of note and pure, it is imperative that your objective is acknowledge the majesty of God and to state your implicit trust in His person and character. Through Christ you are able to do this. Your inspiration to worship God your Father comes by Him, and as you love, serve and give to Him in faith, so you will be justified by Him by His approval and constant blessing.

SACRED SONGS

When we Walk with the Lord

There is no doubt about it, if you want to be a success in   the eyes of God and obtain His favour, these two things are essential – trust an obedience. These two factors please Him immensely and He cannot help respond by bestowing His blessing upon those who perform in this manner. Faith and obedience sanctify the life and enable a Christian to act in manner that switches heaven on. This was the driving principle in Christ’s life because He said: “I always do those things that please the Father” – John 8:29. It is wise and good to copy His example and reap the benefit.

[In 1886,] Mr. [Dwight] Moody was conducting a series of meetings in Brockton, Massachusetts, and I had the pleasure of singing for him there. One night a young man rose in a testimony and said, I am not quite sure…but I am going to trust, and I am going to obey. I just jotted that sentence down, and sent it with the little story to the Rev. J. H. Sammis, a Presbyterian minister. He wrote the hymn, and the tune was bornDaniel Towner

1/. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,   And with all who will trust and obey.

 

Refrain

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way  To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

2/. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear, Can abide while we trust and obey –  refrain

3/. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share, But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross, But is blessed if we trust and obey – refrain

4/. But we never can prove the delights of His love Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favour He shows, for the joy He bestows, Are for them who will trust and obey – refrain

5/. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet. Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go; Never fear, only trust and obey.

refrain

QUOTES TO NOTE – respect

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners – Laurence Sterne

DAILY MEDITATIONS

STRIPPED IN EVERY WAY – 2 Kings 24

It was an awful day when the land of Canaan, the home of the Chosen Race, was to be stripped and made bare by the foreign forces of Babylon. The Lord had said it would happen to this people and so it came to pass.  The Temple was denuded of its treasures as the conquering foe took them back to their homeland. The choicest of the people were also made captive and take residence in Babylon – vv13-17. All that was to be left were the very poor so that they would never pose a threat to anyone.

The reason for this was due to all the evil that had been perpetrated in the past. A legacy of awful wickedness had to be atoned for – vv2-4. There was no way that this people could remain in the Lord’s possession because they had forfeited their rights by doing everything contrary to His revealed will. In viewing the punishment experienced it unveils the enormity of their transgressions before God. They had been robbed of the best because they had acted the in worst ways, even more than the previous occupants. God had no other option but to expel them.

Wilful, sinful behaviour is sure to reap a harvest.  No one should ever be under any illusions where sin is concerned in relation to God. It has a way of bankrupting people not only of a godly character which is of priceless worth and is the real treasure of life: it denudes in many other ways. It robs a person of God, life, a real destiny and great prospects. Do not permit evil to move in on your life but make sure that it is dealt with so that your standing with God is assured and blessed.

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